Video: Ford Fiesta ST200 test
The Ford Fiesta ST has always been the benchmark pocket rocket in an extremely competitive segment – a go-to hatch for those seeking that elusive mix of driver engagement, dynamic appeal, value for money and sheer driving fun. Now, in the dusk of its model life, the Fiesta is offering fans one final blast – and the limited edition Fiesta ST200 is very bit as good as its credentials suggest.
Make & Model: Ford Fiesta ST200
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 598 cc turbo
Power: 149 kW @ 6 000 rpm
Torque: 290 Nm @ 2 500 – 4 000 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 127,35 kW/ton
Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD
Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 205/40 R17 tyres
0-100 km/h: 6,7 sec
Top speed: 230 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 42 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,9 l/100km
Operating range (claimed): 712 km / km
CO2 emissions: 138 g/km
Good power, great handling and a whole lot of fun.
Steering could do with more feedback. Limited numbers.
Retail price / as tested: R339 900/R339 000
Renault Clio RS Lux: R379 900
Volkswagen Polo GTI DSG: R376 000